Trucker, trucking company indicted in fatal 2015 Georgia crash

A truck driver and the trucking company he worked for were indicted by a grand jury in connection with a 2015 crash that killed five Georgia nursing students, according to court records and local media.

Driver John Wayne Johnson and Mississippi-based trucking company, Total Transportation, were indicted on five counts each of first-degree homicide by vehicle, along with other charges, according to court records as well as a copy of Johnson’s indictment which was posted online by local broadcaster WFXG.

Georgia State Police said Johnson was driving a Total Transportation tractor-trailer on Interstate 16 near Savannah when he failed to stop, causing a wreck involving five cars and another tractor-trailer.

Johnson later admitted in court depositions that he was texting while driving, broadcaster WSAV-TV said.

Five nursing students from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro were killed. They were in their first year of nursing school and were traveling to a training session in Savannah, according to university officials.

To read the entire article, follow this link:

Contact Your Local Office

Keep Sharing Simple...
Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Email this to someone
Print this page
GLP ATTORNEYS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our teams are working remotely until further notice to help protect our employees, clients and our communities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our legal teams and staff will be answering calls, voicemail, and email, and will conduct all business by telephone, video conference, email or other electronic means. Defense counsel should serve all pleadings and responsive documents on our office via email to the attorney of record on your file. We appreciate your patience until we are able to resume full and normal operations of all of our offices. We will get through this together!